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SAN FRANCISCO

SAN FRANCISCO

Late afternoon sun on the McLaren Park Water Tower

Late afternoon sun on the McLaren Park Water Tower

View from the top of the Sunnyside Playground

View from the top of the Sunnyside Playground

Beautiful new mosaic staircase that opened out in Hunter’s Point earlier this month. It’s waaaaay out in a remote area (near India Basin) but worth checking out if you have a car. More info here.

Did you know that you can roast watermelon? We did it this weekend. I got the idea from this amazing veg sushi post, where the author used the texture to mimic tuna sashimi. It turned out really interesting! We baked it, without any additional ingredients, for 2.5 hrs at 350 degrees. I wish I had flipped the pieces halfway through. But it was sweet and squishy, yet firm, and had a more intense watermelon flavor, and a carmelized sugar taste. It would make a great foundation for someone with cooking skills to experiment with — adding butter during the roasting process, marinating it in other flavors, etc. A fun experiment!

Grand View Park, living up to its name

Grand View Park, living up to its name

Beautiful skies over Sunnyside

I don’t know what these are, but they’re so cheerful! In a Glen Park garden.

I don’t know what these are, but they’re so cheerful! In a Glen Park garden.

Spectacular sunset sky from Joost and Monterey

Spectacular sunset sky from Joost and Monterey

Corgi alert on Market! #WHOSAGOODDOG

Corgi alert on Market! #WHOSAGOODDOG

Pretty color combination

Pretty color combination

Three variations on a theme, on Arlington in Glen Park

Three variations on a theme, on Arlington in Glen Park

Pretty sure I found out where @ACNewman’s stalker lives

Pretty sure I found out where @ACNewman’s stalker lives

Chase and @friscolex’s Iggie, dog buds

Chase and @friscolex’s Iggie, dog buds

Victoria Pastry Company, North Beach

Victoria Pastry Company, North Beach